Man Attacks Girlfriend Over Suspected Affair ... With Mitt
Lowell Turpin spotted the 'unknown' man's photo on her Facebook wall
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2012 11:25 AM CDT
Mitt Romney, left, and his wife Ann applaud as the USA team enters the stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(Newser) – Facebook has turned into quite the relationship buster, but this story out of Tennessee takes the cake: A man spotted a photo of an unknown gentleman on his girlfriend's Facebook page on July 22, and one word came to mind: affair! Lowell Turpin "angrily demanded to know who the male was," according to the local sheriff's department. And so she told him: Mitt Romney. Apparently, that wasn't enough to calm the 40-year-old.

He allegedly wrenched her laptop from her, bashed it into the wall, then punched her in the face. (Turpin was apparently angered by her "attempting to communicate with friends through her Facebook account," adds the sheriff's department.) He was charged with domestic assault, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel. His live-in girlfriend told authorities he had been violent with her before.

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Jul 31, 2012 8:09 PM CDT
It would have been time to tell this man to hit the road the first time he hit me. However, since he isn't smart enough and well informed enough to know what a picture of Willard looks like, not only hitting me and damaging my property is reason to kick his arse to the curb but being a dumb one too.
Jul 31, 2012 7:54 PM CDT
Mitt has no girlfriend "on the side." All his time is spent on spin, lying, making up excuses and changing his positions. Has anyone noticed that Mitt is looking haggard from stress? If anyone like him were President he'd shrivel up, turn green, smoke & disintegrate.
Jul 31, 2012 3:49 PM CDT
NEWSER. Change this headline. We know how desperate the left is for anything to take attention away from the Incompetent One, but trying to imply that there might Romney involvement is beneath even MSNBC. Check that. Nothing seems to be beneath them. However, this is a very cheap shot on Newser's part.